NEW AUDI Q5 (2016) SUV is lighter and larger

Early 2017 starts the success story through a new form – even if it outwardly hardly believe him. But the Q5 is larger, more spacious and, an even closer relative of the A4 as far.

Audi Q5 – no design experiments

True to the motto “Never change a running system” have the Audi the -Stylisten DesignFerrari Lusso CTC4 in Video of Audi redesigned Q5 for the second generation very carefully. Almost a pity, but the Audi line gets to the new Q2 already stronger contour. The Q5 was developed much earlier, before the personnel changes in Management and Design , is something good.

Technically, he will be more closely related to the A4 . Both are based on the modular longitudinal both grow with the model change by a few centimeters. The Q5 puts in length by 3 centimeters to 4.66 meters (previously: 4, 63Ferrari Lusso CTC4 in Video meters) to the wheelbase stands at 2.82 meters (previously: 2.81 meters). Sets the course also has the height (1.66 meters). The width (1.89 meters) was unchanged.

Class Leading the drag coefficient

Consumption should naturally be lower than in the past – contributes not only the slightly lower weight (minus 90 kg), but also a significantly improved Windschlüpfigkeit the body in. Currently the Q5 ranks with a drag coefficient of 0.34, with the model change, it will be only 0.30 – AudiThe new Audi Q2 in the video! reclaims class figure.

Should be up to the new Audi Q5 in the interior. Passengers should be able to feel the growth significantly, the loading capacity goes up depending on the position of the adjustable and split rear seatback 550 and 610 liters. If the backrest folded so there are up to 1,550 liters available. The tailgate opens always also sensor-controlled electrically and optional.

Seat fitting Audi Q5

The cockpit will feature A4 drivers very familiar, because the Q5 assumes the multimedia and operating systems, including digital instrument cluster from the middle-class classics. With this the crisp 12.3-inch display that is as placed look low in the center console in the A4. The extra touchpad remains largely untapped because the operation using the rotary push button or the precise voice control already is effortless. The currently fashionable touchscreen does not miss you.

The same applies to the taut seats of its predecessor, which have given much more comfortable chairs with soft seats and tight side cushions. They combine comfort with good lateral support care. The concern, the material quality of the now manufactured in Mexico SUV could no longer meet the high Audi standard appear to be unfounded. Anyway, the peer-reviewed by us Vorserienauto is impeccable.

Rear continues the positive impression. Although hardly changed the dimensions of the Q5, it is a front to fund seats more spacious. More headroom and a few more millimeters for the legs – which has a noticeable effect. Who ordered the sliding, three Split rear seats, can make the rear compartment highly variable.

Four engines with up to 286 hp for launch

Optional are also the virtual cockpit before the driverVideo: Tesla Model S drives autonomously and a head-up display. The main control element, the MMI terminal acting in the center console. There is also the Predictive Efficiency assistant who can adapt shifting and braking strategy independently of geographical conditions, and the Notbremshilfesystem Pre Sense front. Nachgelegt has Audi also infotainment offer. Who the top equipment version “MMI Navigation Plus” affords, gets a 8.3-inch monitor, a 10 GB flash memory, a DVD drive and the Audi Connect services for three years. In addition one can navigate with Google Earth and Street View. The integrated WLAN spot allows the five-seater involve eight terminals. Smartphones are driven car by Apple carplay and Android.

The new Audi Q5 start in Europe with three diesel engines and one petrol engine. Base-diesel is a 2.0 TDI with 150 hp / 320 Nm and front wheel drive. The all-wheel drive , which all other versions carry standard, there is only optional here. And, only the top diesel drives permanently to all four wheels, optional even with sports differential. The smaller Allradler sat on the Quattro -Ultra-drive with abkoppelbarem rear-wheel drive. The two-liter is also available with 190 hp / 400 Nm. The three-liter V6 TDI comes to 286 hp and 620 Nm. The only petrol engine is a 2.0 TFSI with 252 hp / 370 Nm. It is shifted via a manual 6-speed transmission (2.0 TDI), 7-speed dual clutch transmission (2.0 TFSI) or 8-speed automatic (3.0 TDI). Flyer of the model is the RS Q5 with widened trackVideo: Tesla Model S drives autonomously and 400 hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder. The plug-in hybrid with 50 kilometers of electric range additionally 2017 follows.

Air spring suspension optional

Chassis side, the new has AudiThe new Audi Q2 in the video! Q5 two versions to offer. Steel and air suspension, both combined with adaptive Verstelldämpfern. The air suspension can vary within 5 levels in height. Of course, the carriages are also involved in the seven-Audi Drive Select system.

The Armada current assistance systems is of course willing, led by the semi-autonomous traffic jam assistant, which supports in a control range between 0 and 65 km / h the driver in steering effort, while lanes just recognize as curbs or vehicles ahead for the Q5. Intersection Assistant rear, emergency brake assist, the exit warning, the avoidance assistant and the turn-off are other innovations. Park Assist, road sign recognition and Hill Descent Assist complete the offer.

Offered is the new Audi Q5 in five newly designed equipment lines. You can choose between “Sport”, “design”, the “S line sports package”, the “Design Selection” and the “S line exterior package”. They influence the appearance: In line Design gray contrasting attachments emphasize the robust character of the new SUV, while the Audi Q5 carries a full paint finish in the equipment line sport. Factory, the new Audi SUV rides on 17-inch alloy wheels. In the design and equipment lines and sports are the formats of 18 inches and the S line sports package and the Audi Design Selection 19 inches. Optional there are wheels to 21 inch diameter.

The new Audi Q5 is traveling in a new plant in Mexico from the tape. In the German trade he comes early 2017. Prices have not been called. Exclusively for the South American market, the new Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI as offered in an armored version.